Hip Hop is a
collaborative experience designed to take advantage of the immersive exhibit
area in the Zeum
Center in San Francisco. The Jam-O-World will be placed in the center
of the space where guests work together to control the performance of a
dancing 3D virtual rabbit named Tokli, who is seen on one of three large
projections on the walls of the space.
of the Game
four players at the Jam-O-World play a matching game that determines how
Tokli dances. Tokli introduces himself to the players and tells them the
rules of the game. Each player has to match a card to one of sixteen possible
cards using the turntable at their station. The cards are displayed together,
so each player can see what the other players are doing. This was done
to create a more inviting space for collaborative play. If the players
can all match their cards before time runs out, they get to hear Tokli
sing and perform one of his many trademark dances. If they can't all match
in time, he breaks down and can't dance. After three successes or three
losses, Tokli does a 'Super-Win' or a 'Super-Lose' dance and the experience
starts over from the beginning.
of the Project
the images of the stage on three walls of the exibit area, we hope to be
able to conduct the players' focus from the table projection surface to
the wall screens and each other as they play the game. We also hope to
engage all guests in the space, not just those at the Jam-O-World itself.
Through our interface design, choice of music clips, and use of movement
and light, we hope to make the players at the Jam-O-World aware of their
impact on Tokli's dance and the music he is dancing to.